Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

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The Early Years[edit]

The Rotary Club of Bogor is a member of Rotary International under the Rotary District 3410 Indonesia, RI District 3410 is composed of clubs in the west of Indonesia and Zone 7.


Rotary Club of Bogor was chartered on June 18, 1987 in Bogor city, West Java, Indonesia.

The Rotary Club of Bogor mission is keep doing charity and development for marginal community in Bogor, West Java surroundings.

Bogor is a small beautiful heritage city under the Salak mountain in West Java, Indonesia. The city has strong Dutch colonial influence, looking at its historical building and some traditional foods. The local language is Sundanese. However Indonesian language is mainly used.

Societal Contributions—Avenues of Service[edit]

Community Service[edit]

We are a small active club that produce a numerous humanitarian projects, from clean water, education and children health. Our latest project are cleft palate and cleft lip surgery for babies and children and free cataract surgery for the elderly.

Due to heavy mountain terrain, the Rotary Club of Bogor climbs up to help people in a rural mountain area and has built pipeline to canalize clean water from a wellspring to villages. We also crossed over the Java island to help Acehnese people when the tsunami struck in 2006.

GIVE BACK VISION - Free Cataract Project
2012 - 2014

Location: Ainun Habibie Clinic, Bogor
Beneficiaries: 100 senior citizens in Bogor surroundings
Activities: Perform a Free Cataract surgery
Project cost: IDR 5.000.000,- per patient
Project duration: 2 years ongoing
Initiated by Rotary Club Bogor and Rotary Club Jakarta Sentral, funded by Rotary Club of Queenstown Singapore.

Clean Water Project Desa Suka Makmur

Location: Desa Sukamakmur, Kec. Sukamakmur Kab.Bogor
Beneficiaries: 822 families
Description: Built water reservoirs and distribution of pipelines
Project cost: US$ 30,000
Project duration: 5(five) months
Matching Grant 65550 project between:
• RC Bogor
• RC Gyeongju East (South Korea)
• RC Yamato Naka (Japan)

Reforestration Project

Activities: Planting 300 trees as part of Rotary D3400 “Planting A Million Trees” program
Project location: Kampung Teluk Waru Nanggung, Kab. Bogor
Project duration: One week

Hairdresser - Vocational Training

Activities: Vocational training on hair dressing and body care for dropped out student
Project location: Bogor downtown
Project duration: 6 months
Project sponsored by individual Japanese donor

Scholarship for Individual Acehnese Students

Activities: Giving out Scholarships to 6 University Students and 2 Elementary Students from Aceh
Project location: IGTC Sentul, Bogor
Project duration: 6 months

Built New Houses for Fire Casualties in Cipayung, Bogor

Activities: Built 18 houses for families who suffered from fire disaster
Project location: Cipayung Bogor
Project duration: 5(five) months
Project cost: Rp 200.000.000,-
Project sponsored by Later-Day Saint Charities, RC Blackwood Australia and RC Farmington Centerville USA

Emping Production – A Micro Credit Project

Activities: Help Bogor rural communities to produce "emping" (chips from melinjo seeds) and sell it to get daily income
Project location: Bogor

PMI (Red Cross org.) Bed Donation

Activities: Delivering 100(one hundred) hospital beds
Project location: Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI) Hospital Bogor
Project sponsored by RC Leeuwarden-Zuid (Holland)

Bogor Peduli (Bogor Care)

Activities: Collecting money and distributing food to poor people during the crisis time
Project duration: 1(one) year
Project cost: Rp 74.500.000,-
Project developed by
• RC Bogor
• Lion Club Bogor
• Mitra Kebun Raya
• Alumni of Kesatuan School

Clean-up Campaign at Kebun Raya Bogor

Activities: Distribution and installment of garbage bins
Project duration: 1(one) year
Project cost: Rp 30.000.000,-
Campaign activities:
•Song in casette, interpreted by Henny Poerwonegoro
•Drawing competition for children
•Selling 6000 “Pak Bersih” dolls
•Selling & distributing T-shirts

Tajur Halang - Banana Planting and Goat project
1995 - 1996

Activities: Plant a banana trees and breed goats to get milk and meat

Clean Water Project Gunung Malang

Location: Gunung Malang, ± 30 km from Ciapus, Bogor
Beneficiaries: 500 families (2500 people – 3 villages)
Activities: Built a water reservoir and distribution of pipelines
Project cost: Rp 15.000.000,-
Project duration: 6(six) months
Fully initiated, funded and conducted by Rotary Club Bogor

Vocational Service
Vocational Training Center

Activities: Helping street/drop-out children to get new skill in garment industry
Project location: Pakuan University
Project duration: 4 years
On 2001 VTC Bogor became International Garment Training Center, located in Babakan Madang, Sentul

Youth Service
Free Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Project, Ciluar Bogor
2006 - 2011
Location: Jakarta and Bogor
Beneficiaries: 150s children and babies from Bogor family surroundings
Activities: Perform a cleft lip and cleft palate surgery
Project cost: Rp 2.500.000 - 3.000.000,- per patient
Project duration: 6 years ongoing
Initiated by Rotary Club Bogor, funded by Rotary Clubs from Oregon, USA, The Dutch Foundation, LSDC, RC Jakarta Metropolitan.
Conducted by Yayasan Sinar Pelangi and Yayasan Kenari.

Library Support and Computer donation for SMP (Junior High School) Pangerasan, Bogor

Activities: Donated books to the library and buying new computers
Project location: SMP Pangerasan, Kertamaya Bogor
Project duration: One month
Project supported by Wings for Bogor Kids

Pondok Baca Rotary (Library for Children)
2007 - 2015

Activities: Building library and providing books for children
Project location: Desa Ciomas - Kel. Kertamaya Ciherang Pondok
Project duration: 5 years and for RC Bogor on going
Project cost: Rp 82.000.000,-
First initial by Yayasan Pondok Baca Rotary Indonesia

Full Scholarship for Junior High School Students – MG 64447
2007 - 2011

Activities: Full Scholarship for 38 Students in Bogor
Project location: Some Junior High Schools in Bogor
Project duration: 3 Years
Project cost: US$ 11,000
Project carried out by RC Bogor under Matching Grant #64447

Scholarship for Aceh Tsunami Affected Youngsters

Activities: Giving out 200 Scholarships to Acehnese youngsters
Project location: IGTC Sentul, Bogor
Project duration: One year
Project sponsored by Commerze Bank, Germany

Scholarship for Indramayu Girls

Activities: Giving out scholarships to young women avoiding child trafficking, sexual exploitation and child labor
Project location: Indramayu, West Java
Project duration: One year
Project sponsored by The Ministry of Women Empowerment, ILO - International Labor Organization, Yayasan Kesejahteraan Anak Indonesia, The International Women Oganizations.

Club Presidents[edit]

1987-1988 Ben Philip Hasibuan 1988-1989 Trisna Purbojo 1989-1990 Rudy The Mihardja 1990-1991 George Mulya 1991-1992 Effendi
1992-1993 Suryanto Widjaja 1993-1995 Till Freyer 1995-1996 Wira Sudjaja 1996-1998 Iwan Ahnan 1998-2000 Frans Tijs
2000-2001 Benny Tjia/Taufik Nugraha 2001-2002 Till Freyer/Wira Sudjaja 2002-2004 Murray Scoble 2004-2014 Dirk Jan Kleijn 2014-2015 Trisna Purbojo

Meetings and Information[edit]

Rotary Bogor club meeting is on every Tuesdays 6:00pm
Wisma Bogor Permai
Jalan Sawojajar No.38
Bogor, West Java, Indonesia.
Rotary Bogor club is an English speaking club. Email the Club


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Club Virtual Presence[edit]

Club Website

Rotary Club Bogor History original post by Rotarian Gabby ONeil (Club Public Relations Director RC Bogor)

Categories And Links[edit]

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